Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

Preparing for tests can be extremely difficult when you have the attention span of a squirrel, just like me. When I have an upcoming exam that I know is going to have a lot of material I try to manage my time and plan ahead of how and when I am going to study. Most of the notes I take in class are done on my computer, so what works best for me is to write my notes in a question form and answer them on flash cards. I like to create my flash cards way ahead of time, so that I can practice with them anywhere I go. I also like to have conversations about my flashcards. Most of the time I will have someone to talk to on my phone or in person and I will speak on my flash cards. This helps me because not only am I memorizing the information but by repeatively speaking about it I start to actually understand the information more and I find myself actually learning the concept instead of just memorizing it.

Diana from Rhode Island
College Sophomore
Barry University